Chris Buskirk

About Chris Buskirk

Chris is publisher and editor of American Greatness and the host of The Chris Buskirk Show. He was a Publius Fellow at the Claremont Institute. and received a fellowship from the Earhart Foundation. Chris is a serial entrepreneur who has built and sold businesses in financial services and digital marketing. He is a frequent guest on NPR's "Morning Edition." His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Hill, and elsewhere. Follow him on Twitter at @TheChrisBuskirk

How a New Chief of Staff Can Energize the Trump Presidency

Less than two years into his administration, President Trump is in search of his third chief of staff. This is emblematic of the single largest problem plaguing his White House and hamstringing the implementation of his agenda: personnel. The president ran on a platform of orthodox American republicanism, but that offended the recent

By | 2018-12-11T09:32:18-07:00 December 10th, 2018|

Don’t Be So Sure About What Will Happen Tuesday

Two of the most telling data points of the entire election cycle are that support for Justice Kavanaugh increased among Republican women after the hearing and a poll by Morning Consult that showed that 58 percent of Republican women believed that Justice Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, was “being opportunistic.” By alienating Republican

By | 2018-11-04T16:12:15-07:00 November 4th, 2018|

Why Are Fake Bombs Sent to Democrats More Shocking Than Real Ricin Packages to Republicans?

Remember that time American media was consumed with news that the deadly poison ricin—contact with the skin can be deadly—was sent to President Trump, Republican Senator Ted Cruz, Defense Secretary James Mattis, and the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral John Richardson? Remember all of the introspective opinion pieces wondering if attacks on the

By | 2018-10-26T13:11:01-07:00 October 26th, 2018|

Stephen Breyer Arrested For Underage Drinking & Ginsburg Tipsy At State Of The Union

  Well, this interesting. While we have been treated to innumerable lectures about how Brett Kavanaugh's youthful beer drinking makes him unsuited for a seat on the Supreme Court, it turns out that some of Court's Lefties like a tipple as well. Stephen Breyer, was arrested for underage drinking when he was a student at

By | 2018-10-02T10:45:18-07:00 October 2nd, 2018|

The Suicidal Sanctimony of Phony Conservatives

Christine Blasey Ford made scurrilous accusations against Brett Kavanaugh for actions she claims occurred nearly 35 years ago when they were both minors. Both Judge Kavanaugh and Mark Judge, who Ford also claims was present have vehemently and categorically denied her claims. The people who know Kavanaugh, as well as decades of evidence

By | 2018-09-25T14:04:27-07:00 September 24th, 2018|

Biography Is Not Enough, for John McCain or Anyone Else

Biography does not predict success in office. It never has. And yet we’re all drawn to it. We love personal stories of heroism, sacrifice, challenges overcome, outstanding virtue. That said, we should also recognize that a compelling back story may be necessary, but it is not a sufficient condition for political greatness. Which

By | 2018-09-10T11:05:57-07:00 September 10th, 2018|

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